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trans-

  
,   (sometimes before s-)   tran-  
      prefix  
1    across, beyond, crossing, on the other side  
transoceanic, trans-Siberian, transatlantic     
2    changing thoroughly  
transliterate     
3    transcending  
transubstantiation     
4    transversely  
transect     
5    often in italics   indicating that a chemical compound has a molecular structure in which two identical groups or atoms are on opposite sides of a double bond  
trans-butadiene         Compare       cis-       2  
     (from Latin trans across, through, beyond)  
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